Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Acanthocobitis: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Can be diagnosed by, among other characters, having the following characters: color pattern consisting dark brown triangular Tern saddles in the lower half of the body, strongly slanted anteriorly and becoming almost vertical posteriorly, becoming paler in the middle, and forming pairs of narrow saddles in large individuals; lateral line complete; and dorsa fin with 12 ½ or 13 ½ branched rays (Ref. 90177).
Asia: Ataran drainage in Myanmar and Mae Klong drainage in Thailand.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2012. Acanthocobitis pictilis, a new species of loach from Myanmar and Thailand. Zootaxa 3327:45-52. (Ref. 90177)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00396 - 0.02303), b=2.99 (2.78 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .